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  • TV Everywhere Is Getting Better. But It Won't Stop the Pay-TV Empire From Crumbling

    Winter is coming for the pay-TV industry. And there's nothing the biz can rustle up, not even dragons, to prevent it. After years of growth -- both in subscribers and prices -- the number of people who buy television subscriptions has started to decline....
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  • 'X-Men' cleans up. Tennis Channel goes over the top.

    'X-Men' cleans up. Tennis Channel goes over the top.
    After the coffee. Before getting back into work mode. The Skinny: I know its sacrilege to ever have a bad thought about "Mad Men" so I'll only say I'm glad "The Sopranos" never did a song-and-dance number with Tony. Today's roundup includes the Memorial...
  • YouTube's Fine Bros. Promo for AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire' Goes Viral (VIDEO)

    AMC Networks contracted with YouTube comedy stars Fine Bros. to produce a video promoting the cabler's original series "Halt and Catch Fire" -- and in less than 48 hours, the clip has racked up more than 4.5 million views. The AMC series, a fictionalized...
  • Nintendo Plans to Give YouTube Users Cut of Ad Revenue from Videos Featuring Its Games

    Videogame company Nintendo said it's getting ready to launch a program for YouTube creators under which fans that use its copyrighted material in their videos will be eligible to receive a share of advertising revenue from that content in some...
  • Broadcasters Take FCC to Court Over Crackdown on Station Sharing Pacts

    Broadcasters are challenging the FCC's increased scrutiny of pacts between stations to share resources and jointly sell advertising time. The National Assn. of Broadcasters on Monday asked a federal appellate court to set aside a public notice that the...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers

     Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers
    The commercial opens with a car whipping around a corner. The boilerplate adland disclaimer in tiny type on the bottom of the screen — "Professional driver. Closed course." — has become so familiar over the years that we know what it says...
  • Media execs among highest-paid CEOs. Exhibitor stocks rise.

    After the coffee. Before getting to the bottom of something somewhere. The Skinny: I've gotten very aggressive as of late in getting my name off spam emailing lists. It is definitely worth the effort. Now the next step is reducing the number of...
  • Apple buys Beats Electronics, Hulu eyes 'Community'

    Apple buys Beats Electronics, Hulu eyes 'Community'
    After the coffee. Before figuring out how to make May last longer. The Skinny: I caught most of the Don Rickles roast/tribute on Spike on Wednesday night. It was pretty entertaining, although I'm not really sure what having newscaster Brian Williams...
  • Upfronts 2014: Why Cable Is Grafting New Faces On To Old Bodies

    TV's biggest players start pitching advertisers next week. But you might want to keep your eyes on some of the smaller ones. In the weeks leading up to the start of the so-called "upfront" marketplace, the annual ad-sales session when U.S. TV outlets try...